National media briefing: Oxfam, Cancer Research UK, Diabetes UK and Chance to Shine

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

Welfare cuts carried out by the government have pushed 1.75 million of the UK's poorest households deeper into poverty and left more families struggling to cover food and energy bills, according to a report by Oxfam.

See The Guardian for full story

A study by Cancer Research UK says the incidence of the most serious skin cancer, malignant melanoma, is now five times higher than it was in the 1970s, partly because of the rising popularity of package holidays.

See BBC News for full story

Thousands of diabetics have their feet amputated needlessly because of "appalling" variations in NHS care, according to Diabetes UK.

See The Times for full story

A report by the sports charity Chance to Shine says that two out of three children would either be relieved or "not bothered" if the competitive element were taken out of school sport.

See The Independent for full story

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